GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., Young Chefs Academy of Baton Rouge, 7970 Jefferson Hwy., Suite E. Make and decorate gingerbread houses and cookies. Ages 3-16. $65.

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS FEST: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cemeteries District, Mid City. A new arts festival with busking and art installations. Registration is $10.

TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 100 Lafayette St. Local comedians try to outsmart others in a series of quizzes and debates. Ages 16 and up. $7.

LIGHT 'EM UP: 5:30 p.m., 5323 Knight Drive, Zachary. The lighting of a colorful tree and musical Christmas light show.


RUNNING OF THE ELVES AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Lancaster House, 13539 Hooper Road, Central. Dress as an elf and race in this 5K fun run with a free pancake breakfast to follow.  


BASF KIDS' LAB: ENERGY LOVES PRODUCE: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Find out how produce can generate electricity. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults., (225) 344-5272.


CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK(ING LOT): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alexander's Highland Market, 18111 Highland Market Drive. Shop at this pop-up market and enjoy photos with Santa.

LAND OF SWEETS TEA: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St. Enjoy tea time and crafts with characters from "The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou." The event is sold out. $40., (225) 766-8379.

YOGA ON THE LAKES: Noon, BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. Free 30-minute yoga class taught by Megan Gabriell.

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY: 1 p.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Take the stress out of shopping by visiting this inaugural event., (225) 344-5272.


LSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m., Shaver Theatre, LSU. A drumming performance from the college students.


HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Hwy. Kick off the holiday season with some fun cocktail and appetizer ideas. $65 at (225) 930-9967.

CAJUN DANCE SERIES: 6:30 p.m. Mid City Ballroom, 136 South Acadian Thruway. Focusing on the basics of Cajun dance, third in a four-part series. Limited space available. $60 per person for series.

SJA DANCE PRESENTS "THIS IS US": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. View a variety of works in contemporary, jazz, and lyrical dance. Cost $10-14., (866) 451-2787.

LSU PHILHARMONIA: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music, Recital Hall, LSU. Featuring pianist Darko Varga, conducted by Maestro Leandro Gazineo.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD SLAM OFF: 8 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Electric Truth presents the annual Women of the World poetry slam qualifier. Free.


THE GIFT OF MAGI AND 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REINDEER REVIEW: 7:30 p.m. each night, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Enjoy all of your favorite Christmas carols and a heartwarming Christmas story. $19 at or (225) 924-6496.


MAKE YOUR OWN JAMES & JELLIES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Learn the differences between jam, jellies and preserves with Ashley Andermann of Grinning Jupiter Jammery. $45 at

GNARLY BARLEY BEER DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Burgersmith, 27350 Crossing Circle, Denham Springs. Enjoy a special menu paired with a Gnarly Barley beers. Limited seating. $50 at (225) 243-7551.

LET'S DANCE BOLLYWOOD: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., International Cultural Center at LSU, 3365 Dalrymple Drive. Learn Bollywood-style moves at this dance class.

K-LOVE CHRISTMAS TOUR 2017: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Experience a night of Christmas favorites and top hits from artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman. Tickets start at $17.99.,

LSU WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC WINDS: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. Hear a performance from the ensembles. $17 at

NERD TRIVIA: 8 p.m., Barcadia Baton Rouge, 3347 Highland Road. Test your nerdom from Westeros to Hogwarts and everywhere in between.


GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: 11 a.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Hwy. Kick off the holiday season with a little gifting under your belt. $35 at (225) 930-9967.

1010 SAINT NIC FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1010 Nic, 1010 Nicholson Drive. This annual holiday party features local artists, Gov't Taco and fun.

BLACK TIE BINGO: 6 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 Lauberge Ave. Featuring dinner and bingo with proceeds benefiting Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Tickets start at $75 at

"UNCONDITIONAL LOVE": 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the works of Brad Connelly.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FAMILY NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge General, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. A wintry event featuring snow, Santa, choir performances and hot cocoa. Free.

AN EVENING IN ITALY: 7 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Chef Ryan André takes you on a four-course tour through Italy. $75. Limited seating.

HOLIDAY CHEFS EVENING & WINE TASTING: 7 p.m., Antique Village, Denham Springs. Local chefs set up in shops and present tastings of selected menu items. $25 donation., (225) 667-7512.

JEREMY DENK: 7 p.m., LSU School of Music. Featuring acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk performing classical works. $8-15 at

MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Movie Tavern Juban Crossing, Denham Springs. Taking open mic to the next level.

HENRY TURNER JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, 2733 North Blvd. Featuring visual arts, and music from the Listening Room All-Stars and Brandon Luedtke.

JAZZ LISTENING ROOM PRESENTS HERLIN RILEY: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre inside the Shaw Center for the Arts, North Boulevard. Featuring a performance from the legendary New Orleans drummer. Tickets and more info at

"THE KING OF COMEDY" DINNER & A MOVIE: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the classic comedy featuring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. $5; $30 with meal from Capital City Grill. (866) 451-2787,


AT BATON ROUGE DISTILLING: 11616 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 21. 7 p.m. Fridays. A guided tour of the distillery and sampling of strawberry brandy. Ages 21 and up.

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "Annual Artist Member Group Exhibition" on display through Thursday.

AT LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER: 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. "Shadrack Christmas Wonderland," dusk to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday & dusk to 11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. A drive-through LED Christmas show synchronized to music. $25 per car, $40 for vans and small buses, and $80 for school and tour buses. Through Jan. 7.

AT THE USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM: 305 S. River Road. Featuring "Voices from the Lost Generation" on display through Dec. 2018.

AT THE LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING: 3851 Essen Lane. Featuring the 48th National River Road Art Show and Sale.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Over Here & Over There: Americans at Home and Abroad in WWI" on display through Jan. 8; "Raw Sugar: Harvest in Black and White" on display through Dec. 31.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme" on display through March 25; "Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton" through Feb. 11; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" on display through Jan. 7; "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 14; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.